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Ysgol Gynradd St John Lloyd RC Primary School

To be the best we can be, living to learn, learning to live with God at our side.


Year 5

Information on our class structure and curriculum in KS2 at SJL

In line with our prospectus, classes in KS2 are mixed ability with some year groups being split year groups. In the case where TEACHING classes are based on ability the pupils parent/ guardian will be notified individually and the reasons explained for the grouping.

In Maths pupils are set as this allows the teaching to maximise the development of pupils skills and understanding. Homework is provided through MY MATHS. Please see the attached link for explanation of  how to maximise homework in addition to set weekly HW by class 

In literacy classes pupils are mixed ability with spelling groups based on pupils spelling ages and their consistent understanding of spelling rules. The school uses Nelson Spelling. The book colour reflects the expected spelling patterns for that year group;
RED =Y1-2, YELLOW = Y2-3, PURPLE= Y3-4, BLUE= Y4, GREEN = Y5, ORANGE =Y6 
Remember SJL has an open door policy and communication between the school and parents is vital to us developing your child's education. If you would like to discuss any issues with the class teacher or pop in for a chat please book a time slot with Mrs Chambers. 


Welcome back to our summer Term!  

   We've a fun filled, exciting time ahead of us as we continue to develop all our talents and skills before we begin the next stage of our education.

Our new topic is "MODS AND ROCKERS", which will help us in our Jubilee Celebrations!!!

This project has a history focus and teaches children about life

in the 1960s including significant social, cultural and political

events of the time. At the heart of this project the children will

learn how to write scripts and will develop additional skills in

writing newspaper reports of historical events.

In the Innovative Stage children apply their skills and

understanding by producing a documentary programme on the

theme of Space and the first Moon landing.

In this project the children will learn:

• About the Moon, the Sun and other planets of the solar system;

• How to order things chronologically;

• About musical culture and influences of the 1960s;

• About significant historical figures and events of the 1960s;

• How to use a range of artistic skills to create ‘Pop Art’;

• How to use ICT to source information and present their


• How to write scripts.

Picture 1

This project has a science focus which teaches the children about life cycles and habitats, body parts and functions of different mini beasts in the locality and beyond. In this project the children will learn about the characteristics, life cycles and habitats of a range of insects and mini beasts;  including Interdependence and adaptation.
How to collect and present scientific and mathematical data using ICT and
How to use and apply scientific knowledge to design a unique mini beast based on what you have learnt about the mini beast body parts;
How to use design technology skills effectively to make a model;
At the heart of this project the children will learn how to write narrative fantasy stories on the theme of mini beasts and develop additional skills in note making, scientific and technical language and recording and explanation skills.

Homework Task
Can you design and create a model of your very own "Beast"? This could be a mini-beast or your own fantastical animal, (E.g. Think of Narnia). You can decide upon the materials you would like to use and the size and dimensions of your creation. I  can't wait to see your wonderful work!

Every week there will be homework tasks set to challenge and reinforce the learning that happens in class.
Mon- Reading and Comprehension skills
Wed - Maths (My Maths and a task to complete)
Thurs - Big Talk
Fri - Spelling / Research task.Spelling words are given out every Friday. Spelling Book will go home on a Friday and returned the following Friday for weekly Friday spelling test

PE will take place every Thursday.